S Gorrell Architect
This local practice has involved 30 years of architectural and environmental design for tourism and landscape related projects in the wild and natural places of northern NSW: from the ocean edge up into the mountains and tablelands of New England. All work has respected the traditional historical forms of the area, integrating these with recent awareness of energy efficiency, natural ventilation and ecologically sustainable design. In all cases the approach has been to pay respect for and minimize interference with the historical forms and natural processes of the area, utilizing natural and durable materials in robust and practical structures.
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Bellingen Council Offices & Library
This involved extensive additions to the existing offices overlooking the Bellinger River. An existing 1980’s brick veneer wing was also converted into generous Library space by blowing holes on the walls and roof and creating a spacious foyer and bay window display spaces
Church St Amenities
Church St Bellingen, 2010
A new amenities block in the central area of Bellingen, opposite the cafe strip. Designed to be a pleasing space to walk into, with a floating roof.
This curved house is carved into the hill, facing north for high thermal comfort levels in a cool climate